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ISSUE 120 VOL 8 PUBLISHED 11/17/2006

Opinions

Midterms mandate change

Last Wednesday, with brilliant sunny weather and temperatures of 73 degrees Fahrenheit, was unusual in Northfield to say the least, and in the rest of the country as well.

Turnout tricks annoy

Cry “havoc,” and let slip the dogs of war. Last Tuesday was nerve-wracking in more ways than one: While most were thinking about the vote they were to cast, a small but insistent population devoted its concern to the votes of others.

Church prompts change

For over five centuries a man has presided over the Episcopal Church, a denomination to which more than 2.4 million Americans belong today. Nov. 4 marked a noteworthy milestone for the Episcopal Church, as Katharine Jefferts Schori was invested as presiding bishop.

Zoos change philosophy

Zoos aren’t just for entertainment anymore, and the Philadelphia Zoo showed its understanding of this when it decided to send its elephants away.

Saddam verdict illuminates

Saddam Hussein has had many roles throughout the last 20 years: Arab nationalist, secular ruler of Iraq, controller of the majority of the world’s oil supply, suspected supporter of terrorism.

Ordinary Oles

William Carlos Williams wrote in one of his most famous poems, “so much depends / upon / a red wheel / barrow.” Emelie Heltsley writes in Variety this week about the multitasking Ole; the multitasking Ole would understand this poem. How could so much depend on something so ordinary?

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